In modern day lifestyle, massage therapy is getting more popular than ever. Just see for an example, in every aspect of life, our body and mind go through tremendous amount of pressure. Be it in a professional field or personal life, we have to face difficulties in life one way or the other and we have to train our body and the mind accordingly. We need to relax so that, we can handle the incoming burden in a more efficient manner, and this where massage therapy can help a great deal.
A massage relaxes our body and mind and motivates us to go forward with more energy. There are various types of massage therapy. Among these, reflexology massage therapy is significant.
This massage therapy is similar to massage therapy but it somewhat differs in basic underlying principles. A massage therapy takes into account the soft tissues of the whole body and hence acts accordingly to relax them. This is why massage therapy works in all over the body and aggregately it relaxes the body.
Reflexology, though somewhat similar, but deals only with reflex centers in the body. There are reflex centers in our body which can influence the body in either positive or negative way. Just like the pressure points, the reflex points also encourage the flow of the energy throughout our body. Hence applying therapy on them can yield a great result. The massage on these reflex points can increase the blood circulation. So in case you are having a pain in some areas, applying pressure on those areas can increase the circulation of the blood flow and hence, release you from the pain. Not only have that but the increased blood flow also made you free from stress. That's why reflexology is a great stress reliever since it can lessen the stress by increasing the flow.
It mainly targets hands and ears. This is where most of the reflex point resides and applying pressure on these areas in hand, outer areas etc can help you in a grant deal. Though from above it does seem like massage therapy and reflexology has somewhat similar in common, yet they are very different. Massage therapy works on the body as a whole and it doesn't have any significance with reflex points. While reflexology deals with the reflex points, it can certainly decrease the tension that develops around the body with time.